The Fix

The Fix

Book - 2017
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"Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting business--and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it. But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government--or worse, an international terrorist group--and an attack may be imminent. Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late"--Amazon.Com
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781455586561
1455586560
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 24 cm

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OKdeb123
Aug 24, 2017

Read pages 1-10 then skip to 20 pages till the end. Nothing happens in between. Very long book.

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7626dee
Aug 19, 2017

Decker is an unlikeable idiot savant as portrayed in this book. The plot is a bit convoluted and contrived and the likable characters are given little to do but be amazed at Decker and his lack of social skills. The ineptitude of all government agencies is the recurring theme of Baldacci yet he gets all these geniuses to work for these inept agencies

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writermala
Jul 20, 2017

The Fix is the third in David Baldacci's "Amos Decker" series. While I would not say this is Decker at his best, I would have to agree that Baldacci has spun a fine tale. The novel starts with two deaths - a murder and a suicide and proceeds on with more violence. As in the previous two books in this series, Decker does most of the figuring out. There are some loose ends which left me wondering if Baldacci has lost his touch but all in all a readable and enjoyable book.

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wlight17
Jul 18, 2017

A good story...especially for those familiar with DC landmarks. A bit drawn out...but a good surprise at the end. Skip a few chapters and go there.

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gloryb
Jul 08, 2017

A seemingly good plot, made less interesting by the author's frequent summation of what happened, his frequent referral to Amos's unfortunate past experiences, his use of inappropriate slang and banal dialogue, and his many explorations of possible reasons for what happened. It's like reading the author's stream of consciousness trying to figure out, as he writes, how to solve the mystery he has created, explain the relationships between characters, and provide explanations for their actions. Each chapter ends with the prospect of new information coming into light so you want to keep reading despite his irritating writing style. The action finally comes towards the end when the author has figured out how to end the story.

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Eil_1
Jun 30, 2017

As a great fan of Baldacci, I felt let down by this book. Too drawn out with details and filler.

lindab2662 Jun 17, 2017

Lots of plot twists and turns. Amos Decker is an unlikely hero of this series. He brings a dimension of human frailty and sharp analysis to the FBI cases he traces. A fun read.

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0007548100dmw
Jun 06, 2017

Another great book by David Baldacci. He just continues turning out great ones!

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connieting
Jun 04, 2017

I was disappointed in the book. I really liked The Memory Man, and I hoped the books that followed would develop his character more fully. But, I still know practically nothing about him. I didn't like the story line either. Baldacci did not live up to his usually outstanding writing. I am at a loss as to where this series is going. This is the first Baldacci book I have read that is not worth the effort to read.

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PaulaSuzanneLee
May 30, 2017

Amos Decker is not one of my favorite characters. I did not like this book-not the usual Baldacci I have come to expect. I gave it one and a half because I did finish the book.

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